DEP’s Greg Puciato Talks Politics, Religion

Greg Puciato

The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato took the webernets this week to bemoan the influence religion has over some of the political dunces running for the White House.

“We need an educated, raised poor, gay, part Mex, black, & Jewish, pot smoking, fiscally conservative, socially liberal, atheist president,” Puciato proclaims.

I agree.

“If we really wanna blow the fucking doors off and shake the old bullshit,” he continues. “Erase debt & create empathy for all walks and ways of life.

“Listening to Obama & Romney both constantly coddle believers of 2000yr old mythology in 2012 is sickening. Get the cross out of your mouths.”

Then, he continues ranting some more.

“Sorry, I’m about to punish your timelines. Regarding a particular reply…it’s not about ‘letting people believe what they want’…It’s about a modern government’s ability to make decisions being compromised by having to appease a large group that should, at this point, be a freak fringe seen as oddly as we see Scientology,” he says.

“A mythology that instills psychological crutches & reduces educated adults to infants. There are medical advances not being made, rights not being granted/being denied, wars being fought, people being jailed, etc ad nauseum ‘Letting people believe what they want’ is an absurd concept.

“Nobody would vote for someone who believed life was run by a magic dragon. But believer of desert zombie, water walking, eternal life giver? Sure….you sound like a sane man. Please run my country.

“More timeline punishment & I’m done. I’m not saying that people shouldn’t follow their own path to ‘enlightenment’ or sense of ‘fulfillment’ We all want a sense of bigger purpose. But we have to be aware enough to realize that without fact it’s all just self appeasing bullshit to calm us down/give us some inner peace.

“It’s a trick we’re willingly playing on ourselves, whether Christianity or New Age metaphysics. I’m fine with that. But when those PERSONAL beliefs are given importance in political discourse when things are as fucked up as they are it’s not just irresponsible it’s OFFENSIVE, particularly when the belief happens to be a cause/influencer of a lot of terrible policy. And that’s all. I have to eat and write lyrics and learn weird 200BPM headache inducing rhythms. LA peeps, go to FYF this weekend.”

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